Nilesh Amritlal Shukla- Perusing MBA at Thakur Institute of Management Studies & Research , Mumbai
Religion is a persons believe or faith, regarding to the existence and divinity of God or gods.
The world is faced with conflict and violence today. In fact there has been no period in history, which has not witnessed violent conflicts. It is also important to remember that root cause of conflict is often injustice with weaker sections of society and the weaker sections may be poor, may be linguistic, cultural or religious minorities or migrants from other countries. Justice and peace, it should be remembered, are inseparable. Peace can never be established by using mere rhetoric or exhortation. Conflict resolution is an extremely challenging job. It requires not only correct understanding of the causes of conflict but also inexhaustible degree of patience. The nature of the conflict differs from case to case. As in all religions of the world and its Holy doctrines and scriptures, the central theme and practice of peace has been repeatedly emphasized. Religion is a powerful constituent of cultural norms and values, and because it addresses the most profound existential issues of human life .Religion is deeply implicated in individual and social conceptions of peace. To transform the conflicts besetting the world today, we need to uncover the conceptions of peace within our diverse religious and cultural traditions, while seeking the common ground among them. The relationship between religion and conflict is, in fact, a complex one. Religiously-motivated peace builders have played important roles in addressing many conflicts around the world. Religion and religious sentiments have been misused in a perverse manner to reach certain selfish, selfcentered goals. Political leadership entangled in power craving national politics, with a twisted vision of dictating the rest of the world, instigated further by religious fundamentalists, have led as a reaction to this state of terrorism. Thus, on the one hand, while world views and the United Nations and other smaller institutions have been consolidating their status in the globalized world, the ever increasing close proximity of nations have also been feeding the religiously motivated politicians with the concept of world domination. It is common knowledge that every religion professes peace among all religious creed and followers within any society or nation. It is also known that the basic values taught by all religions are the same, and these all strive to lay the foundation of a peaceful, prosperous society.
The world is already facing crises the Euro zone and USA are not in best of economic conditions. Such war within the countries would create more trouble for the nations and the world.
In recent decades, religion has had considerable impact upon politics in many regions of the world. The belief that societies would invariably secularize as they modernize has not been well founded. Technological development and other aspects of modernization have left many people with a feeling of loss rather than achievement. By undermining “traditional” value systems and allocating opportunities in highly unequal ways within and among nations, modernization can produce a deep sense of alienation and stimulate a search for an identity that will give life some purpose and meaning. In addition, the rise of a global consumerist culture can lead to an awareness of relative deprivation that people believe they can deal with more effectively if they present their claims as a group. One result of these developments has been a wave of popular religiosity, which has had far-reaching implications for social integration, political stability and international security.
The world today has fallen into great chaos which cannot be resolved easily. The entire world is afflicted with war, terrorism, arson, social crimes, injustice etc. If the world is left as it is, then it will turn into a world in which the stronger will prey upon the weaker and force alone will reign. We know that all religions have a common core in the teachings of their founders or in the teachings of their scriptures, which is: ‘love one another.’ All religions must mutually cooperate for the purpose of the new culture of peace. The core philosophy of each religion is the philosophy of love, respect and non-violence. It is expressed differently so that it may fit into each regional situation. To promote peace we must, as quickly as possible, liberate ourselves from metaphysical and theological conflicts. It is high time that religious people from all over the world should get rid of narrowness, hostility, misunderstanding, mistrust and ignorance. With mutual respect and friendship, they should build a large ‘cooperative community of religions’ to show their religious faith in action everywhere in the globe.
He reminded everybody that it is always in the interest of leaders of societies to encourage inter-religious dialogue and to draw on the spiritual and moral heritage of religions for a number of values likely to contribute to harmony, to encounters between cultures and to the consolidation of the common good. Moreover, all religions, in different ways, urge their followers to collaborate with all those who endeavor to
: — assure respect for the dignity of the human person and his fundamental rights
— develop a sense of brotherhood and mutual assistance;
— draw inspiration from the “know-how” of communities of believers who, at least once a week, gather together millions of widely differing people in the context of their worship in authentic spiritual communion;
— help the men and women of today to avoid being enslaved by fashion, consumerism and profit alone. Unfortunately, however, other factors contribute to foster a fear of religions:
— the fact that we are very often ignorant of the content of other religions;
— the fact that we have not met the believers of other religions; — our reticence in confronting other believers for the simple reason that we do not have very clear ideas about our own religion!
— and then, of course, the acts of violence or terrorism perpetrated in the name of a religion. — And, further, the difficulties encountered in practicing their faith by believers belonging to minority groups in countries where a majority religion enjoys a privileged status because of history or law.
Because of Disharmony within the world over religious issues , it has a direct impact on trading between two or more nations or the whole world economy suffers. A regional war in the Middle East that will involve global strategic weapons of mass destruction with deaths in the hundreds of millions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and globally.
It’s the duty of religious institution to spread and make aware to the people of their religion, caste, community to pass the message about the problem cause because of religious disharmony causes to the nation as well as the world economically, and to the people residing , how it hampers the growth of the whole world to develop. Its very important for Religious head to help and teach the positive effects of religion by using the religion in a very good way towards the development of worlds and a nations economic, political as well as social part.